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picky

[pik-ee]
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adjective, pick·i·er, pick·i·est.
  1. extremely fussy or finicky, usually over trifles.
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Origin of picky

First recorded in 1865–70; pick1 + -y1
Related formspick·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pickiest

picky

adjective pickier or pickiest
  1. informal fussy; finicky; choosy
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Derived Formspickily, adverbpickiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for pickiest

picky

adj.

1867, from pick (v.) + -y (2). Related: Pickiness. The earliest recorded uses are in reference to eating.

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